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Cajun Cornbread Stuffing

Hi Everyone,

My absolute favorite side dish for Thanksgiving is stuffing.  I make it every year and pretty much stick to the basics, which is apple and sage, but this year I totally changed it up and decided to make a Cajun Cornbread Stuffing.  I thought why not?  After all people are deep-frying turkey, grilling turkey, making cajun turkey, chipotle turkey and so on.  So why not change-up the stuffing and make a stuffing that you and your guests will remember.

This stuffing is spicy, chock full of chicken sausage, bell peppers, scallions and more. It has a nice crusty topping and a moist center. I am not sure what I love more? The top or the center? Heck I love it all!!

Cajun Cornbread Stuffing
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A spicy cornbread stuffing made with chicken sausage, peppers and cajun seasoning.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: Approx. 6 cups
  • 4 cups Cornbread Stuffing (I used Glutino)
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 4 (12 oz pkg.)spicy fully cooked chicken sausage, diced small
  • ¾ cup bell pepper, diced small
  • ¾ cup chopped green onions
  • ⅓ cup chopped shallots
  • ¾ cup chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1 tbsp. cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp. minced bay leaves (about 3 small)
  • ¾ cup egg substitute or 3 large eggs, beaten to blend
  • 1 cup low-salt chicken broth
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a 9 X13 baking dish with cooking spray
  3. In a large skillet add butter, sausage, bell peppers, green onions, shallots, celery, garlic, thyme, sage, cajun seasoning and bay leaves; cook until softened and fragrant; about 10 minutes.
  4. Add sauteed vegetables into bowl with bread crumbs; add beaten egg,and chicken broth; mix until combined.
  5. Cover the stuffing with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Take the foil off and bake for 15 more minutes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¾ cup Calories: 289 Fat: 16 Carbohydrates: 24 Sugar: 1.7 Sodium: 805 Fiber: 2.2 Protein: 11.4 Cholesterol: 55

Sorry for not sharing to many pictures. The time of day that I took them, the photos turned out horrible. I used my cell phone to take the photos. I have to admit my phone takes nice photos. 🙂

Anyway, if you’re looking for a different spin to your stuffing you should try cajun style. If you’re a traditional stuffing lover, here are a few recipes I have made in the past.

Cornbread Apple Sage Stuffing

Apple Walnut, Cranberry Stuffing

Hmmmm, thought I had more stuffing recipes, guess not.

Have a super fabulous day!



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